Sunday, October 20, 2019

How I Create My Posters






Purpose of this blog is to explain process I use to create high quality posters on Redbubble.
I consider my posters to be a hybrid - somewhere between my original paintings and digital art. 
My goal is to make my poster look exactly like my painting.


#1     I paint an original image on watercolor paper using Chinese watercolor and Ink with Chinese Brush.

#2     I personally photograph my completed painting. For larger paintings, I photograph in two sections.

#3     I remove memory card from camera and insert memory card into my computer.

#4     I open image(s) in Adobe Photoshop.

#5     I manually clean up entire image background. For two images, I “stitch” them together in Photoshop before cleaning background. 

#6     I adjust lightness/darkness/color to match original painting.

#7     I add digital signature.

#8     Depending on design shape and location of signature, I adjust image and signature to fit other non-poster products (cellphone cases for example).

#9     I upload finished digital files to Redbubble.

#10   I adjust images to fit each Redbubble product.

#11   To create products with different background colors, I repeat Steps #10 and #11 and add color background in Redbubble.









Thursday, October 17, 2019

John Linehan CEO Zoo New England Talks About Saving Animals

I've recently joined Zoo New England. I am deeply interested in wildlife conservation. I have been ever since I was a small child. The video below is a talk given by John Linehan about how anyone at any age can become involved in wildlife conservation.
Enjoy!




Saturday, September 28, 2019

PEACOCK COLLECTION INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY

MY STORY
When I began my career in 2011, I wanted my art to be affordable and purposeful. I am so happy that I found a way to do just that!  Everyone can decorate with, wear, or utilize all of my designs....thanks to Redbubble.com. Redbubble has facilities strategically placed all around the world to serve my global community. I have chosen my favorite Redbubble products for MY GIVEAWAY. If the Peacock is not your "Cup of Tea", you can substitute with any of my Redbubble designs.

SHOP REDBUBBLE HERE

GIVEAWAY BEGINS
Sunday September 29th at NOON EST
 GIVEAWAY ENDS
Sunday October 6th at NOON EST


7 PRIZES
 $500 Gift Certificate toward any of my Original Paintings 
(Shop My Website Here for Originals)
1 Large Poster
3 Medium Posters
1 Large Abstract Poster
2 Pillow Cases
1 Cell Phone Case
 1 Scarf

NO EXPIRATION DATE 
Winners can DM or email me with their selection at any time.

$500 GIFT CERTIFICATE
NO EXPIRATION DATE


ONE LARGE POSTER
WINNER MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH ANY OF MY REDBUBBLE POSTER DESIGNS


THREE MEDIUM POSTERS
WINNER MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH ANY OF MY REDBUBBLE POSTER DESIGNS




ONE LARGE ABSTRACT POSTER
WINNER MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH ANY OF MY REDBUBBLE POSTER DESIGNS




TWO 20 X 20 PILLOW COVERS
WINNER MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH ANY OF MY REDBUBBLE PILLOW CASE DESIGNS




ONE CELL PHONE CASE
WINNER MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH ANY OF MY REDBUBBLE CELLPHONE CASE DESIGNS



ONE 55 X 55  SCARF
WINNER MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH ANY OF MY REDBUBBLE SCARF DESIGNS





GIVEAWAY RULES

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DM (Direct Message) Me: Your Email Address

Like My Giveaway Post & Tag Friend(s)


WINNERS ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 6TH AT NOON EST










Monday, September 23, 2019

TIGER PAINTING IN PROGRESS PART 1






I am painting a 4 foot x 8 foot TIGER. 
See progress on Instagram stories.

Medium: Chinese Watercolor and Ink with Chinese Brush on Watercolor Paper.